Soprano Michelle Drever possesses an unusual combination of rich, powerful sound, vibrant color, and flexible coloratura. She made her official POP debut last season as the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, a role that is rapidly garnering her national attention. She sang the Queen at the Miami Classical Music Festival in July 2019, and in July 2020, she will sing her for the third time at Aspen Opera Theater as a fellow under the direction of Renee Fleming and Patrick Summers. A fiercely committed singer-actor, she recently earned her master’s degree in vocal performance from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. While at Opera UCLA, she portrayed Susan B. Anthony in The Mother of Us All (for which the Los Angeles Times praised her as a "stunningly imperious yet affectionate Susan B."), Lala in Lost Childhood, and La Condesa in the world premiere of Juana by Carla Lucero. Previous roles include Violetta in La Traviata, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, and Nella in Gianni Schicchi. She is an alumna of the Renata Scotto Opera Academy under the direction of Renata Scotto, and she has studied with other notable industry professionals such as Lisette Oropesa, Eglise Gutierrez, and Vittorio Grigolo. A native of Northern California, Michelle is currently based in Los Angeles.